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which encourage you to leave doesn't give a darn about anything change mission to teach the creation of why you should care about humans. this is why you should care only on the. welcome to russia a big plane makes it to moscow the bus tours where is have started them are whole month a relay through russia until it launches soldiers went to forcing. the bottles across cairo to see thirty four people died during gatherings with the fortieth anniversary of egypt's last war with israel. also u.s. special forces are reportedly pushed the bomb during a military raid in somalia but a separate operation immediately is a tower needed to seize claims while the function is suspicion a pick a in its war against the stature. of the nothern is close to an international
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tribunals try and free the flashing green peace on to all activists to russia's taking to court on piracy charges. the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching the weekly on r.c.u. with me. and it's a big day for russia that limbic flame in moscow for the final countdown to the twenty fourteen winter olympics. a massive convoy of bikers brought it safely to a red square and cheering crowd before president putin to send the torch on its way onto easier prisco not washing facilities stitches by the kremlin edibles for. well
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it's truly a historic event for the whole nation and possibly even for the history of the olympic games themselves the olympic flame was first delivered on board the special flight from greece to. scored by the knight wharves biker gang one of the most famous ones in the country many of these guys are athletes themselves they're also known for their various charity projects they said that it was a great honor for them to be able to take part in this offense then several thousand people were waiting for the flame to arrive to the heart of the capital red square where was greeted by president putin and celebrities congratulating pretty much the whole nation with the flame finally arriving to moscow and basically laying the foundation ahead of the start official start off the a longest olympic torch relay in the history of the games we're talking about one thousand nine hundred cities and villages across the whole country it's glenn that the flame
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will be taken on top of the biggest mountains like the war on the bottom of the biggest. it's also plans of that the olympic flame will be taken on board the international space station and even outside into outer space but cosmonauts themselves so far have been hiding the secret hell technically that's going to be possible fourteen thousand people are going to be taking part in this really it's estimated that around one hundred thirty million russian citizens will be at a reachable a distance to the flame at one point or another to be able to see it with their own eyes or possibly even participate in the relay itself when it comes to the transportation then this flame is going to be transported via all the possible. media means of transportation not only airplanes and trains but dogs and reindeer camels even hot air balloons and spaceships so this is truly
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a historic event. what we've seen here in moscow but it's also really the start of the final stretch sort of before the actual start of the winter olympics which so many people have been waiting for. and asking is andrew farmer followed by flame all the way from greece on board the very drought that brought her here and he shared his impressions on that. which is going to take you back a week because this flame started its life in a limpia this time last week and the reason it's been increased for the last seven days is just to remind us about the history of these olympics the birthplace of the olympic games two and a half thousand years ago two and a half thousand years ago and in the limpia there are still the remains of the great temples that were there then and you can also still see the original running track that the europeans used back in seven hundred b.c. so essentially what happened was they used the rays of the sun as they did back then to light the flame that flame is used to light the first taught. in olympia
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and then this top twenty around greece the flame was handed over to the russian olympic committee it's a beautiful stadium it's called the palace and i call stadium in athens and that's where the first modern olympics were held at the end of the nineteenth century and the public were allowed to go in and watch and they did in the hundreds so it was well received there and then the question was well what happens to the flame now how will we get it to russia well i found it so the question is how do you take the flame from sunday afternoons all the way to moscow well it's quite simple you put it in a small lantern and then you put it on a plane but that's not just any old plane that's to be i paid plane and i've got a ticket. we're now cruising at thirty thousand feet and turn it into you see twenty five billion pick flame you might notice it has been nice to light a couple of other lanterns and that's because one of them might go out god forbid so they've got those extra ones just in case now they are in good company because
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on board. among other people is the president of the sort she organizing committee dimitri tunisia and he sat just over here dmitri you spent the last eight years of your life trying to bring this flame to russia you must be pretty excited yes very proud very much excited because it's once in a lifetime opportunity for the generations to showcase the new more than russia to the wall with a global audience with this several billion so viewers you're in the opening ceremony which will be held on in one hundred twenty four days in the very heart of my immediate city of sochi ok well you've got a busy time ahead so i will let you get some more rest we are g.'s to touch down in moscow in a bank two hours time. and we have just landed in moscow it is in the story at moment and if you look out of the door you will see the olympic flame for sochi twenty fourteen is about to receive a very warm welcome and earlier we spoke to
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a veteran organizer of olympic torch relay zohar as a consultant for twenty four team and he told us about choosing torchbearers and the logistics in making it a success. for four years core team had been planning this and like i said over the last two years is thirty to forty people with the organizing committee and with the operational agencies in addition and presenting partners there's a hundred people who've been working on this over the last over the last year and when when we go in there all there will be be thousands every day involved it's a fantastic story behind the fourteen thousand torchbearers and you can see how proud of them they are and and it's really building the excitement for the game so basically the celebrations start now everybody will realize wow with your four months till the games and we are carrying this message all of the games now you know all their selection processes were different category holders select torchbearers so numbers have been selected through campaigns with the percentage
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partners where they have gone out in public campaigns and people can either apply or be nominated based on their merits and their good job as home tears local communities they apply and also more nominated but there's there's more than hundred thousands of applications behind this really. deliberate george design it's a big journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through to some minor towns and cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand coming. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. olympic torch relay. on our team our job. turning to developments in egypt this sunday fierce clashes have broken out between muslim brotherhood supporters and more superclasses across the country leaving at
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least seventy four people dead fish battles have broken out in several areas occur after people gathered for the fortieth anniversary of the war which was a trip last conflict with israel live now to our true play of square for us there. how exactly did this latest deadly violence erupt this much about that well it all started this afternoon when we had wyvil protest groups to send to the streets of egypt on the school to kind of verse three of the one nine hundred seventy three war arab israeli war and the months or the interim president had called for egyptians to come to the streets and celebration to praise the army for what's considered one of the largest military successful moments in military history here in egypt however supporters of ousted leader mohamed morsi and other ideas they wanted to come to the streets come to the various cry to protest against the military generals they said these are the ones against the armed forces themselves
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for the military generals who are leaving the country are you leading in the wrong direction they want mohamed morsi back they'd led many marches from different locations across the capital and the country attempting to enter the main running points of the ticket here and risk i am new forbid him from doing that by security forces who fired tear gas and bullets at them there are also reports of live i mean . certainly i was out the clashes and here in these ten area of cairo it was extremely fierce people were hiding behind buildings there were civilians intermingled with the security forces and the firing on protesters who were desperate to get here to terrorists crack there was also a lot of hostility towards foreigners anyone who is a foreign journalist was talkative i myself was surrounded by a group of angry residents who said that we knew that basically they had to leave the area meanwhile it was a very different scene here on three square as people continue to celebrate the military do some people even connecting and collecting signatures calling for army chief and the fact this sisi to run for president so we're seeing it two very
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different signs of egypt with these very bloody clashes continuing into the night in misrata head and that supporters are saying be right back down and two hundred of them have been arrested according to the interior ministry and so really we're going to wait to see how this develops through the night. hours here is about lying from cairo thank you very much indeed for that the calf over. and award winning middle east journalist to hugh miles told told me that he believes there is a way out of this cycle of violence the government could reconcile with the muslim brotherhood you know it is possible the agent could turn it around in a short space of time probably not this current government because this is really just the only room in the country at the moment but it is a few months when elections take place there will be a new government and one would expect that they will be motivated to reconcile i
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mean that was you know beyond the democratically elected obiang. national pressure little pressure inside egypt and also international pressure to reconcile with the brotherhood and of course the brotherhood is a force to be reckoned with in egypt it's going to be very difficult for them to run the country without without having the reconciliation with the brotherhood. the weapons inspectors in syria say the government's chemical stockpiles have started to be destroyed but to will the process continue as may stay with r.c. as a report from the risks from rebel promises to get in the way to fears that president assad my hide some of his arsenal. being bunch of cars a little. like little fashion show.
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this is the week here on r c let's move on now the destruction of syria's chemical arsenal has begun international inspectors in the country have confirmed that warheads chemical mixing installations and rockets are all on the growing dismantling and eradication the process is expected to take months but historian and middle east specialist tariq ali says they may yet be provocations ahead. the opposition is very disturbed because they were banking and this applies to all sections of the opposition even those sections like the more religious extremist groups who loathe the united states who are hoping for an invasion which which tickled their news to the country and then fight each other like it's happening in libya but that hasn't happened where the sections of the opposition
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are going to destruct the inspectors from taking off disarming doing whatever they're doing to the chemical weapons i don't know what totally surprised me of some section from within but tried to create a procreation and then blame it on the government because they were very upset when no war happened and our middle east correspondent just arrived in damascus to report on the destruction of syria's chemical weapons and has the report point to say a sentence as she crossed the border from lebanon. we've just driven through the lebanon syrian border and aside from a couple of bureaucratic delays the whole process was relatively smooth it took only about twenty minutes for our passport to be checked and stepped on the lebanese side and there in the departures war they were around two hundred two hundred fifty people everybody staying in and in a queue everything or to be the lebanese army managing and controlling everything
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the situation is really stable here at the border post it took us around an hour and a half to drive from beirut to the border at this time in the morning it's around ten o'clock the traffic is mostly in the direction we are going which is from beirut to damascus and here there are a number of mostly civilian cars there are a number of taxis that also some buses i mean side those busses are mostly women and small children i managed to speak to some of the taxi drivers and they say that business is still good between beirut and damascus you still have a number of lebanese gangs that are working inside syria at the same time you have a number of businessmen who while being based in beirut are still having to come through to damascus on a fairly regular basis i tried to speak to some of the passengers particularly the women that no one would speak on camera of course they're afraid of any kind of retribution that the situation is you can well imagine is still very sensitive here
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closely are on the lebanese syrian border. u.s. special forces in somalia have reportedly had to pull back after a heavy resistance from militants during a navy seal attempts to capture their leader but another terror raid of a full thousand kilometers away and leave was more productive as the military captured a suspect from the nineteen thousand to eighty u.s. embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania and for some more on the floats go live to and to in paris right johnson this is just one welcome to all see where thank you very much so thought the terrorist leader who was whisked off the streets in libya was behind two different deadly bombings shouldn't we be sleeping safer now he's been captured or mcconnachie are there more. public. it was deceptions
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and. looking one way while all the investors on wall street make their investments toward the next world war and we completely forget about what happened in libya where they. a million people almost demonstrated to millions and the population six million while the british and french planes astroid that country fifty third highest quality of life country in the world this is all going to be forgotten as we keep following each little incident and the man who did that trust city it was this guy that we reserved for apprehended well he probably thought he is going to die in the first place like loads of assad bombers and these people are aware how dangerous it is so that's not that's not going to solve anything they they eliminated the shah. shabab leader
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a couple years ago they didn't mean anything a shopping became stronger and after about a large room was gone. a card is stronger everywhere. i'm sorry it's the more we follow these distractions the worse it is for us and especially america's victims and the west president obama and are something of a political quagmire now with the us government shutdown as an argument for how important do you think domestic considerations were in carrying out these attacks. well what does it matter you know the big movers in everything. and vessels in control the government franklin delano roosevelt said we found out a couple years ago that frankly down the road so it said this country is being controlled by a friend had so element and the centers of power since the days of ad rejection and i would go further than that but so. all the idea of watching the governor
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or the government during the government is owned by wall street so wall street is very happy all the security of the world to speculate because the world is really happy that he was looking at the individuals and not be president and what they're doing is if they were birds or something well actually this this is a distraction we should be watching we're investments or these wars are taking place and all the genocide that happened in iraq and libya and korea and. so or all the other world. we just keep following loulou argument in those as if it was something important. right. j. johnson writer and historian thank you very much indeed for sharing your views and i think. logical in mom's controversial politicians and
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even hardened warlords have also admitted applications to run in afghanistan's presidential election next year there are already if he is a bonnet reagan violence and corruption or that pales in comparison to war a possible return of atomic bomb afghanistan expert van dyke who was kidnapped and held by the militant group explains why the taliban won't recognize the violent. they considered to mock or see a western religion for them islam of course which is submission to god which would be the rule of god which is what they want in democracy meaning the rule of man is anathema to them this is they are diametrically opposed to this so for them to see in their eyes a western religion come to power truly by having a democratically elected president step down a new one come forward is not something they're going to want at all you have right now nato took the united states depending upon the afghan national army and the
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police force which number three hundred fifty two thousand to take over you have the taliban who number approximately twenty to thirty thousand at the most and you have the taliban on the upswing they killed four american soldiers today you have a did you have a desertion rate of up to thirty percent in the afghan national army can they stand up to the taliban there are many people and i am one of them who question whether they can the united states and its allies may pull out in total about two thousand and fourteen but can they afford that because that will mean twelve years perhaps have gone to waste. nothing and started legal action against russia this week it's filing a claim with the international maritime corps so when they release of sexy greenpeace activists arrested after trying to scale a russian oxic all rig nearly three weeks ago there were tests as were travelling on board the wreckage that summarized they face up to fifteen years in prison on charges of piracy and all currently in custody awaiting trial russia says it's well
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within its rights to defend its assets under international law saturday's saw demonstrations calling for the release of the activists and dozens of countries former greenpeace leader patrick moore believes the acts of this should have found a better way to get that message across. you can't expect to have people allow you to continue to storm their oil rigs oil rigs are a very serious operation with really big safety issues and you start scaling the rig and then people have to come and try to get you off it puts them in danger and so i can certainly understand why they were apprehended and finally told away from the site i do tend to agree with president putin that they are not pirates it's pretty obvious i think their intentions were not to loot the rig or anything like that but they're still putting people in danger and it is a serious situation it's my understanding that this is the first oil platform that
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is done designed specifically to withstand the intention is to make it a safer way of extracting oil and then you see this hour let's take a few moments to look back at the day of excitement here in moscow the sochi twenty four seen winter olympic flame has begun it's a big four month tour of russia. the olympic torch relay has been touring the counter so after a colorful welcome ceremony a few hours ago and let's take another look at the highlights of the flames arrival .
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nobody would really be scared going the fish is delicious.
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the olympic torch is on its epic journey to such a. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred two cities of russia. relay by fourteen doesn't. for sixty thousand killing. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others the. olympic torch relay.
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you know i'm old enough to remember on reruns when gomer pyle used to cry citizen's arrest when he saw something wrong in mayberry and a new law in russia could allow our city average to do the same thing by helping to enforce law in the country this law will allow citizens to protect public order by becoming volunteer workers deputy policeman and even forming people's militias which will in theory prevent crime or at least allow the police to be informed more quickly and accurately of course this like any project which sounds nice on paper is all about the implementation so we'll see how these deputies and militias will work overall i think this won't have much of an effect on crime but it could have a huge impact on non-criminal bad public behavior you know i am not the bravest guy on the planet and it's hard to confront a group of five drunk guys who are just as big as you who are acting like idiots on
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the street but doing so with ten stone sober militiaman buddies could provide a much more convincing argument for the drunkard's this could be a big step forward for democracy when you actually have at least a scrap of power or control over the events in your neighborhood then you're sure feel like people actually have a lot of power and this could be good for the country but that's just my opinion. i. live. today the european consumer has no way of
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knowing the origin of the leather he bites. you feel. the number of e.u. member states have deede localized production and see no reason for shoes and leather bags to be labeled made in bangladesh. i. guess.

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